View Full Version : Anyone heard of this tool

Alistair Hosie
08-22-2005, 11:43 AM
I have bought what is a C A V limited 5220 tool grinder with base unit cabinets anyone know of this company google shows up a blank ???Alistair

08-22-2005, 12:04 PM
One possibility is C.A.V. Small Tools Ltd. of Portland Road, Hove, Sussex, England.

Alistair Hosie
08-22-2005, 12:07 PM
Good lad Evan do you have any email address Alistair

08-22-2005, 12:10 PM
I don't think they exist anymore. How old is this tool grinder you have?

Ian B
08-22-2005, 02:01 PM

Evan's probably right that they don't exist anymore - see http://www.lathes.co.uk/wade%20cva/index.html

If this is the same company, of course.

Lathes from 1922 until the late 1930's? Long time ago...


08-22-2005, 03:33 PM
Would that be the same CAV that used to make parts for diesel injection?I think they went down with the "Leyland"empire.


John Stevenson
08-22-2005, 03:40 PM
First off Drongo is it CVA or CAV.
CVA were machine tool builders, CAV were diesel injection manufacturers

CVA's kept going into the late 60's, I believe they finished up as part of Kerney and Trecker.

If it's CAV you might have an injector needle grinder

I'll have a look thru some old trade mags of that period.

John S.

Oh just reread the original post and realised it Alistair doing the looking, tough **** mate http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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Alistair Hosie
08-22-2005, 04:57 PM
C A V made lathes wade for example so you are wrong John to suggest that CVA made lathes and C A V were merely injector grinder manufacturers

08-22-2005, 05:05 PM
Was it the same CAV who made the little lathes as the injection equipment?
The injection equipment people joined up with the Prince of Darkness at some stage, if my memory serves me right it was CA Vandervell, started by the same wealthy entrepreneur who was responsible for Vandervell racing cars and engine bearings. But then again my memory might serve me wrong, it often does. They certainly had strong links with Bosch prior to WWII, these links of course ended in 1939.


John Stevenson
08-22-2005, 05:07 PM
So I was wrong.
Anyone can make a mistake as the Darlek said climbing off the dustbin.

Just searched thru some books with trade adverts in and can't find anything.
How about some pictures ? is it green ?

08-22-2005, 06:20 PM
Hey Alistair you may as well start a diesel injector service business with all the stuff you have ........

all the best..mark

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